The Park Bangalore is running its 10-day food festival, “Kayasth Virasat,” from 28th April to 7th May. This festival celebrates the rich culinary heritage of the Kayasth community, with a delicious blend of flavors and cooking techniques that have evolved over time, reflecting the community’s diverse cultural influences.
To bring this authentic cuisine to life, The Park Bangalore has collaborated with Chef Venu Mathur, a culinary expert in Kayastha cuisine. Chef Venu Mathur’s menu features a mouthwatering selection of signature dishes, including Badam Parsinde, Mutton Biryani, Dal Meat, Bakharkhani Roti, Mastane Kofte, Saag Gosht, Kathal Kayastiyana, Bhowali Chicken and much more.
Kayasth cuisine is a reflection of the diverse cultural heritage of the community, with influences ranging from Muslim roots to British and regional flavors. The use of slow-cooking techniques like dum, bhuna, and dhungar, combined with a blend of signature spices, give each dish a distinct flavor and aroma that is simply irresistible. From vegetarian to meat-based dishes, Kayasth cuisine offers an array of options to satisfy every palate.
Arvind Kumar, the Executive Chef at The Park Bangalore said, “We are thrilled to promote Indian micro cuisine and make it popular, with a particular focus on promoting Kayastha cuisine this time. Chef Kumar emphasized that Kayastha cuisine is a unique and wholesome culinary experience that provides a delightful experience for food lovers.” “We also ensure that our dishes have an authentic taste and flavor by using only locally sourced ingredients”, he further added.
“I aim to introduce the distinct taste and character of Kayastha cuisine to a wider audience,” said, Venu Mathur.” “Our festival is a testament to the unique culinary journey of this community, a fusion of various regional and cultural influences. It’s an opportunity for food lovers to experience the richness and diversity of Indian cuisine”, she added. Venu Mathur is from Delhi and runs a small home kitchen. She strongly believes in the mantra of “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This mindset inspired her to launch Bageechi Kitchen, her culinary venture, with the unwavering support of her family. Since its inception in 2020, she has earned a loyal following of foodies who appreciate her commitment to quality and authenticity.
Where: The Park, Bangalore.
When: On till May 7, 2023.